Sep 24, 2010 9:00pm EDT
% still undecided this week's political drama didn't end there. today comedian stephen colbert made his way to capitol hill to offer testimony on the american farm industry, in particular the illegal immigrants on which it relies. take a look at this. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by american. then sliced by guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilean gives me a brazilian. america's farm are too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables the answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you will see many americans have already started. i started with preconceived notions of my good labor. after working with these men and women, picking beans and packing corn, hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. >> sean: conyers had an odd and strange request. >> i would like to recommend that now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself. and that
Sep 25, 2010 7:00am EDT
a political ploy? >> comedian stephen colbert testifying in character on capitol hill about migrant labor. >> i want to go by american and lice by venezuela and sphop by a spawhere a brazilian gives. >> and did he hed light or make mockery of the system. we report and you decide. >> chaz from maryland. you can hesitate and there is no time to daily, it is time for "fox and friends" with clayon, dave and ally. >> you -- thank you. >> wow. i don't know time. >> it is great to be here for dave briggs. how did chaz know i was going to be here today. >> i think he has a lining device. >> it is pretty impressive. philly pride in the house. >> philly is two games away. magic name for the phillies. they won 11 straight. and the braves lose again. ally shake your head and pretend you know what we are talking about. >> i am. baseball. >> we have a new's alert. a flight from canada to pakistan makes a emergency landing in sweden after canadian authorities get a tip that a passenger may be carrying explosive. one passenger was taken in for questioning. the airline was flying from toronto to karachi.
Sep 1, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. first, stephen strasburg will have tommy john surgery on friday, and then they fired commentator rob dibble. hayes with a separated shoulder, dishing out payback. morgan went down with a fight, literally. the clear message, behind the back. morgan charges the mound. everyone is involved. both players, ejected, the nationals fall 16-10. >>> in the u.s. open, venus williams gets through to the third round and andy roddick is tied in the fourth set. >> that may be the only baseball fight i have seen where the punch landed. they never connect. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] bursting with mouth-watering real fruit and refreshingly blended with creamy, low-fat yogurt. mcdonald's new strawberry banana and wildberry smoothies are 100% pure sipping fun. the simple joy of real fruit smoothies. ♪ >>> nasty day at the beaches on friday, not the weekend. ocean city, wind gust of 21, picking up late tomorrow and friday. for the beaches, the strongest wind up thursday night and friday, could be 30-40 miles per hour. friday, could be 30-40 miles per hour. after that, sunshine.
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
less than $250,000. republicans want to extend all the tax breaks. >>> well stephen colbert will be appearing before congress today. >> he will testify at a house hearing on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. last month colbert picked vegetables at a farm, and he took part in a effort to replace illegal immigrants that work on farms. >> i went out there, and i worked 10 hours in the field, and i had to stop because my doctors told me i developed a condition known as a blister. >> he and fellow comedy central host jon stewart will be on the national mall. >>> good news heading into the holiday season. rob nelson has those stories and more. >> good morning. we begin your "money scope " report with general motors scaling down. they will lock to raise $8 million to $10 million to help the government fetch the highest possible share price, making it more likely to eventually recruit its $50 million bail out. >>> sales of previously-owned homes rose last month. they are on pace to finish this year as last despite cheaper practices and record-low mortgage rates. >>> macy's pl
Sep 2, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, putting one seat short of taking over both house of congress. panel, stephen hayes from "weekly standard," juan williams from national public radio and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. charles, what do you make of this? this is the second report we had this week to suggest big gains, significant gains for republican in congress. >> that is from an analysis of seat-by-seat, state-by-state. i think the number that sort of explains it overall is what is called the generic ballot, where you ask someone if you vote republican or democr democratic in november? it's at the largest spread, 10-point republican lead in the 68 years of gallup will, which means it's, at a time when reagan was a democrat. this is a very long time. this is totally unprecedented. and that portends a wave election. that's like johnson in '64. like reagan in '80. gingrich in the mid-'90s. curiously, every 15 years or so. if that number holds, that generic spread of ten, then you get this kind of wave. i think you do get the house clearly will fall to the republicans. and the senate will be close. i think sabato
Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
done the -- the democrats should have no regrets about inviting comedian stephen colbert to testify on migrant workers before a subcommittee of the house. the host of xom comedy central colbert show" showed him working on a farm. his comments were met with criticism. he was met with a healthy dose of sarcasm though. listen to this. >> as part of my ongoing series "stephen colbert's fallback position" where i try other jobs and realize mine is better. i participated in the ufw's take our jobs campaign and one of 16 americans to take up the challenge, though that number may increase in the near future as i understand that many democrats may be looking for work come november. now i -- i'll admit that i started my work day with preconceived notions of migrant labor, but after working with these men and women and picking beans and packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say, and i do mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. for one thing when you are picking beans, you have to spend all day bending over and i
Sep 27, 2010 11:00am EDT
stephen could he berth's appearance before congress inappropriate. he testified in character on the topic of agricultural workers. jon here is a pretty bleak forecast for the american waistline. citizens of the world's richest countries are getting fatter. you knew that. did you know the u.s. is leading the way in the study predicts that three out of every four americans will be overweight or obese by the year 2020. our next guest is author of "eat this and live for kids" ron colbert is a family practitioner who specializes in weight loss. unbelievable to me that the number could be that bad, 75% in about what, nine, ten years? >> in ten years it's going to be 75%. now it's about two thirds or 67% of americans are overweight aerobees. so we're about to see an epidemic. as a hrult we are -- result we're going to have healthcare cost increases as well as governments are taking notice of this and they are saying hey, america is leading the way as the fattest country in the world. jon we've seen a proposal in new york city to reduce sugar in sodas, or get soda machines out of certain places.